Serving the cause of humanity is the best form of service to God – there are many who believe in that and act accordingly. Nityananda Goswami Nayan, after years of soul searching, realized he needed to dedicate himself to the service of helpless people living around him.
Jhumful Theatre, a youth-led initiative, triggered a cultural movement to bring positive changes in the ethnic communities living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). The group plays varying roles in the hill tracts, making community aware on the bad impacts of child marriage,
Choupash Nattyanchol, a theatre group promoting arts and culture, won Joy Bangla Youth Award 2017 for their contribution in cultural development. The award was a recognition of the group’s relentless efforts to sensitize the youth, particularly those who have distanced themselves with the rich Bangalee culture and heritage.
The youth of Bangladesh are often described as visionary which is not an overstatement at all. A number of youths led by Arif Rahman have been relentlessly pursuing the vision of a prosperous Bangladesh where there will be no child left on the streets.
Kaaktarua (meaning scarecrow in English), a Sylhet-based social organization got Joy Bangla Youth Award 2017 under the category of community development. Receiving the award from Prime Minister’s ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed was a moment to savour and it was the greatest of all achievements for the organization so far.
Youth of Bangladesh are known for their sacrifice and enthusiasm for social service. There has never been any shortage of dreamer cum activist in our society.
Once a woman was abandoned by her husband. Her fault was that the baby she was carrying in the womb happened to be a girl. Such a nonsensical action from an adult shocked Fayez Belal, a college goer in the city of Barisal. He stood beside that devastated lady by arranging financial, social and psychological support. The incidence was an eye-open for him and his friends.
It’s amazing how a little foresight and the courage to step off track can make a lot of difference to a person’s life; and even more amazing is how this impacts an individual and the society.
Cultural activism has always played an integral role in Bangalees’ long quest for freedom. When the gallant freedom fighters fighting in the battlefield to uproot the Pakistan army, a group of musicians, artists and authors were busy on another front, waging a cultural war.